Collateral Event of the Climate Wunderkammer

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Friday, 27.10.2023 from 9:15 am to 6:30 pm

Climate action at universities: Operations, education, and practices 

We are in the midst of a climate crisis. The Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development commit governments to addressing climate change. The 2023 Climate Emergency Declaration by over two thousand communities worldwide, comprising one billion citizens, has called on governments, institutions, and civil society to accelerate plans and actions to address climate change. 

Universities are not exempt from this call. On the contrary, as centers of knowledge production and exchange, innovation, and social impact, universities can play a leading role in climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts through their operations, research, education, and collaboration. 

The Biennale di Venezia 2023's companion event, the Climate Miracle Chamber, brings together international scholars, policymakers, practitioners, non-governmental organizations, and students to promote mutual learning about the most pressing challenges of climate change and advance universities' efforts to take effective climate action. 

The event is a hybrid format and will be organized in two sessions: The morning session will include a keynote address on the current climate change agenda, followed by a roundtable discussion on university actions for sustainable transformation, with participation from IDEA League partner universities. The afternoon session will focus on the challenges and gaps in mainstreaming sustainable development and climate change principles into architectural and planning practice and education, with two roundtable discussions. The event is designed for all participants who are committed to making progress on addressing climate change.


  • Ceren Sezer (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Eugenio Morello (Polimi) 
  • Andy van den Dobbelsteen (TUDelft)
  • Francesco Musco (IUAV)


Università Iuav di Venezia – Cotonificio, Auditorium, Dorsoduro 2196, 30123, Venezia 

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